Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar Needs To Hand Over The $250,000 To Commission
A former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar last fought inside the octagon at UFC 200 in 2016 where he defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision, but the victory later overturned to no-contest when it was revealed that WWE star tested positive for a banned substance.
To remind you, Lesnar received a USADA exemption to compete at UFC 200.
Lesnar is expected to return to Octagon this year against Daniel Cormier. Even UFC President Dana White said he isn’t closing the door on a potential fight between the pair.
In the wake of this Lesnar re-entered the USADA testing pool back in July, which makes him eligible to return to competition in 2019.
During that time, Lesnar signed a new deal with the WWE. Well, that’s not a hurdle for UFC return as he was under contract with WWE when he fought Mark Hunt.
But before Lesnar returns to the cage, he needs to pay a fine of $250,000 for failed UFC 200 drug test to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), until then he remains indefinitely suspended.
“(Lesnar) is still suspended based on his fine,” NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Weekly back in July. “He is required to pay the fine or set up a payment plan with the Attorney General’s Office (to get cleared from the suspension).”
If a fight between “Beast Incarnate” and Cormier fails to come to fruition, ‘DC’ has stated that he is open to a rematch with Stipe Miocic.
Of course, things can better If UFC pays his bill should Lesnar refuse to open up his wallet. Also if the talks of this super fight resume, no doubt it will be one hell of box office hit.